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Profile of Tom Araya on Famous Like Me

Name: Tom Araya  
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Date of Birth: 6th June 1961
Place of Birth: Valparaiso, Chile
Profession: Singer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Tom Araya (born as Tomás Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is best known as the vocalist and bassist of the thrash metal band Slayer.

Araya has also provided guest vocals to recordings by other artists, including "Iron Gland" from Alice in Chains's album Dirt, and "Terrorist" from Soulfly's album Primitive.

Araya has 2 children, a boy and a girl. He is married and lives in Buffalo, Texas. Tom met his wife at a Slayer show some time ago.

Despite the anti-Christian and pseudo-Satanic nature of a good number of Slayer's songs, Araya used to enjoy going to church with his father when he was younger. (Interview). Tom was very popular and happy in High School.


Araya uses:

  • ESP, Hill and B.C. Rich Basses
  • SVT Amplification
  • Ampeg Cabinets
  • EMG and Bartollini Pick-Ups
  • D'Addario Strings
  • D'Andrea Picks and Straps

External link

  • Biography

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